The Roman villas

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Description


  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Group size

    Up to 18 people

  • Hosted in

    English

Tour start at 10am

Tour End at 1pm

Tour Itinerary

  • Via Monterone
  • Corso Vittorio Emanuele
  • Lungotevere degli Altoviti
  • Via del Muro Torto
  • Corso Italia
  • Via Tagliamento
  • Piazza di Spagna
  • Piazza del Popolo

Villa Torlonia between owls and underground tunnels

Out of the normal touristic places, the villa where is situated the former residence of Mussolini is a beautiful, precious place to find out. It is the most recent among the nobiliar villas in Rome and it is located in a great park of 16 hectares, close to the Trieste quarter: Villa Torlonia is, for many inhabitants of this area, a peaceful oasis where they can go and relax. The English garden is fascinating as well as the ponds and the avenues. Originally the villa was agricultural property of the Pamphilj family, and by the end of 700 it was bought by banker Giovanni Torlonia. He made it his residence through the creation of the Casino Nobile and the Casino dei Principi. One century later the villa was enriched with the Tempio di Saturno and the replicas of neo classical ruins.

Villa Borghese

Villa Borghese is a big park in the city of Rome and it comprehends a lot of different spacious green areas, from the Italian garden to the great English style areas, big and small buildings, fountains and ponds. It is the fourth greatest public park in Rome (about 80 hectares), bought by the Cardinal Scipione Borghese, grandson of Pope Paolo V and future patron of Gianlorenzo Bernini. The Cardinal wanted to create URIA “villa of delights” and the vastest garden built in Rome since ancient times.